[UPHPU] any asp converts?

John lists at strictlyrockymountain.com
Mon Nov 29 19:36:10 MST 2004

Not exactly, PHP in IIS is being run like that, but the ASP framework
(ASP.NET framework) is an overall structure that allows one to write the
pages in whatever supported language you want.  I don't believe the other
supported languages are being executed like cgi at all.

Here is a link to the microsoft site which gives a good view (not
marketing view) of the process.


In essessnce, this says it all:
"With Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework,
developers can develop Web services quickly and integrate them easily with
other applications. Most developers can leverage existing skills, because
the .NET Framework's common language runtime allows you to develop Web
services using any modern programming language."


> On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 19:16:34 -0700 (MST), John
> <lists at strictlyrockymountain.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks, I'm going to add my 2 cents on this.  Basically ASP is just
>> an envelope (this may be too simplified) created by mircosoft which
>> allows you to use many different languages to accomplish your task.
>> For instance if you didn't know you can use PHP in/on a Windows ISS
>> box.  You can also use C++, C#, Java, JScript, Javascript, J# and
>> others.  Using ASP means you are using the structure of their
>> environment and not a specific language.  ASP is not a language.  I
>> hope my 2 cents are worth something to someone, but if not, no big
>> deal.
> So your saying it's MS's solution to CGI in ISS (I don't know much about
> ISS)?
> It also goes the other way as well. Even if all you had through Apache
> was mod_php, and the in-ability to load other modules or change Apache
> config, you could still use PHP to execute binaries or scripts written
> in other languages.
> Thanks for your input also Jon, that was fairly descriptive.
> Bryan Petty

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